Table 3

Item content, dimension structure of the IBHQ and internal consistency reliability of IBHQ-DC and IBHQ-FU – N=368 (IBHQ-DC); N=339 (IBHQ-FU)
Type Factor/Dimension Item # Item content Cronbach’s alpha
Core Worries and distress 7 Worry about infant’s pain 0.86 0.91
Worry about uncertainty
Fear for future 3 Fear about consequences 0.78 0.82
Fear for infant’s life
Fear of other bronchiolitis
Guilt 3 Guilt about leaving the infant in hospital 0.61 0.64
Guilt about bronchiolitis
Impact on daily organization 6 Trouble with organization of household 0.78 0.82
Trouble with organization with family life
Trouble with meal habits
Trouble with organization of leisure activities
Trouble with sleeping arrangements
Trouble with travel to hospital
Physical impact 4 Sickness 0.70 0.81
Physical tiredness
Sleeping disorders
Disturbed appetite
Impact on behavior with hospitalized infant 3 Increased protection 0.70 0.76
Decreased severity
Increased carefulness
Financial impact 4 Decreased income 0.62 0.62
Trouble with work organization
Increased expenses
Financial concern
Optional Disturbed breastfeeding 2 Disturbed breastfeeding 0.84 0.89
Disturbed onset of lactation
Physical reaction of hospitalized infant 4 Crying 0.86 0.90
Impact on feeding of hospitalized infant 4 Disturbed feeding 0.78 0.75
Loss of appetite
Weight loss
Unreactive infant
Impact on behavior with other children 3 Hiding worry 0.65 0.78
Worry about childcare for other child
Feeling of taking less care
Siblings’ reaction 3 Sadness because of the infant’s absence 0.79 0.83
Worry about infant
Sadness because of the parents’ absence

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